In terms of highly talked about sequels that have been trapped in development hell, Space Jam 2 has easily been one of the biggest. The Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny crossover movie from 1996 was a smash hit at the time and since then, it has received a huge cult following for it being a weirdly ambitious crossover film. Now a sequel is finally coming out, this time with NBA All Star LeBron James and attached to produce the upcoming project is Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.
Now the film officially has a director attached to the film, and this time being Malcolm D. Lee. Lee is mostly well known for various comedies, most notably Girls Trip and Night School, both of which featuring Tiffany Haddish. Lee is replacing the original director assigned the upcoming project, Terrance Nance. Nance was known for creating the HBO series Random Acts of Flyness and directed the film The Oversimplification of Her Beauty. Not much has been stated on why the directors were switched for this project, but it could be assumed that it is due to Lee’s greater experience in comedies and his films being over-all more profitable than Nance’s. Regardless, Space Jam 2 is closer to becoming a reality after so many years of rumors and discussion. Fans will finally witness Bugs Bunny’s return to the basketball stadium in an epic showdown.
Space Jam 2 is set for release July 21st, 2021.